polystichous

adjective
po·​lys·​ti·​chous | \ pə-ˈli-sti-kəs How to pronounce polystichous (audio) \

Definition of polystichous

: arranged in several rows

First Known Use of polystichous

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polystichous

Greek polystichos, from poly- + stichos row — more at distich

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The first known use of polystichous was circa 1889

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“Polystichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polystichous. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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